Kelly Clarkson & Carrie Underwood: Cheated Out of Millions After American Idol?!

Posted Friday February 21, 2014 2:03 PM GMT

They both owe their career kick-starts to “American Idol,” however now it seems Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood haven’t been paid their due royalties.

A new lawsuit alleges that Sony Music has withheld payments from both superstars, as well as Chris Daughtry and Clay Aiken, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Furthermore, revenues from digital streaming, music videos and compilations have also been mishandled, according to 19 Entertainment, AI’s record label.

Head of Music Jason Morey noted, “We did not want to have to file this lawsuit, but Sony left us no choice, so this became necessary to protect our artists.”

As a result, earlier this week 19 Entertainment filed a $10 million lawsuit in New York Federal Court.

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